What arguments convinced the financiers to back down? In that country both currents run strong but not always in the same direction, argues Ellner. But grassroots movements, though leftist, have often taken out part of their dissatisfaction on leading chavistas. There are significant limitations to the book. First, readers looking for empirical research either on empire or dissent in Latin America will be disappointed.
Most chapters review relatively well-known incidents in recent Latin American politics and are mostly informed by secondary literature. There is little new information and almost no quotations from those who resist U. In addition, the collection is rather mis-titled and more specifically mis-subtitled. But they concern Latin America only in the most oblique sense of suggesting struggles over status and the importance of transnational networks.
The editor should have asked both authors to address more directly the implications of their findings for Latin Americanists. The Zapatistas, for instance, are certainly opposed to U. Rivera makes an otherwise fascinating study of new Indian struggles to reconceptualize the consumption and production of coca, a struggle that is largely against the Bolivian government, with these broadsides again the United States.
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